In Matthew 5:3-12, Jesus shares some principles by which believers are to live. With each of the principles He also stated the reward that accompanied living by that principle.

-Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Those that see themselves as sinners and who need and ask God’s forgiveness)

-Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. (Those that mourn over their sin, turning to Jesus and His sacrifice to overcome sin)

-Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. (Those who put aside pride who seek the Lord’s will in all they do and live in the strength the Lord gives)

-Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Those that seek God’s truth and reject sin in their lives. Righteousness means to be right. Right in one’s belief and in their relationship to God. It means living according to the faith presented in the Bible)

-Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. (Those that show grace to others as the Lord shows grace to those who believe in Him)

-Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Those that by simple faith in Jesus Christ have believed and receive forgiveness of their sins and the gift of eternal life. The pure in heart are those God has saved and imparted righteousness meaning unmerited favor)

If you don’t know Jesus today, please let me introduce you.

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